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#26in2013 Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. Chock full of research, personal, encouraging, practical.

#26in2013 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Having only watched the first three films, now having a wonderful time reading them for the first time with my 8 yr old boys. Powerful, exciting, emotional, fun.

#26in2013 Why be happy when you could be normal? by Jeanette Winterson. Sad, complex, insightful, vulnerable, brave.

Julie P.: My experiences in tech: Death by 1000 paper cuts

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juliepagano:

In Once Upon an Internship, I learned early that sometimes being a software engineer means death by 1000 cuts because you don’t have the power to make it stop. Even the tiniest little things add up to something big – sometimes it’s really death by 1000 paper cuts.

The cuts started early. I’m…

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explore-blog:

In which a brilliant feminist Senator – New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand – stands up against rape and schools a U. S. General on how to do his job.

As we know, thousands of rapes are reported in the military each year, manifold more go unreported, and a female soldier in a combat zone is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.

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You can’t be what you can’t see

Originally posted on the MaRS blog: 

Language and imagery are important. These two inputs impact…

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This young artist is brilliant…and is surely going places…!

roseaposey:

“Judgments”

I took this last year, but in retrospect, I think it’s my strongest piece from high school.

Working on this project really made me examine my own opinions, preconceptions and prejudices about “slutty” women and women who choose to cover all of their skin alike. I used to assume that all women who wore Hijabs were being oppressed, slut-shame, and look down on and judge any woman who didn’t express her sexuality in a way that found appropriate.

I’d like to think I’m more open now.

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#26in2013 Gawd love ya @CaitlinMoran. Great way to start the year! How To Be A Woman #highlyrecommended

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The overwhelming majority of those children would have been saved with effective gun control. We know that this is so, because, in societies that have effective gun control, children rarely, rarely, rarely die of gunshots. Let’s worry tomorrow about the problem of Evil. Let’s worry more about making sure that when the Problem of Evil appears in a first-grade classroom, it is armed with a penknife.

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On gun violence and how to end it, the facts are all in, the evidence is clear, the truth there for all who care to know it—indeed, a global consensus is in place, which, in disbelief and now in disgust, the planet waits for us to us to join. Those who fight against gun control, actively or passively, with a shrug of helplessness, are dooming more kids to horrible deaths and more parents to unspeakable grief just as surely as are those who fight against pediatric medicine or childhood vaccination. It’s really, and inarguably, just as simple as that.

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The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik on the science of and the simple truth about gun control (via explore-blog)

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dear-photograph:

Thinking of you Newtown.
Hug someone today. 

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Now all we need is the snow…

Mornings of perfection. (at Sans Dire)

Getting ahead with a little help from our friends

Originally posted on the MaRS blog on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. 

Years ago, while…

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16/26 #26in2012 Forgot what it’s like to plow through 500+ pages for fun. Jodi Picoult, House Rules

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"Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”. Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others."

Timothy Leary via rachieeeee (via falsified)

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